Docs and Daisies: 90s Style
Overalls. Plaid. Babydoll dresses. Hats. Velvet chokers. Baggy jeans. Vests.
I wasn’t the best dressed kid on the block in the 90s (everyone knows that honor goes to Blossom), but those trends remain lodged in my memory. I spent my adolescent and teen years in the 90s, and I soaked up a lot of pop culture that I still love now. Despite many of those years being painfully awkward, I still associate the songs, tv shows, and movies I loved with the kind of nostalgia that only comes from things that never actually happened. On Saturday night, a few friends and I went to The Bell House in Brooklyn for an event called My So-Called Prom, which featured a 90s grunge cover band called the Bayside Tigers (they are awesome) and a DJ playing dance songs like “Can’t Touch This” and “No Diggity.” Guests were encouraged to dress the part, so I broke out my Docs (that I’ve had since high school), a babydoll dress (actually purchased in the 90s by a friend who brought it to my swap party last year!), and one of Joe’s plaid shirts.
As with many things sartorial, some of the trends from the 90s are starting to come back now–granny boots, babydoll dresses, plaid, neon brights. Here are some favorite 90s style icons to give you some inspiration:
Who were your favorite 90s style icons?